Tom Jones’ takeaways
1 Steven Stamkos is officially on fire. His first-period power-play goal gave him goals in six of the past seven games. He has 11 power-play goals in his postseason career, a franchise record, bettering Marty St. Louis.
2 Speaking of power-play goals, Stamkos’ tally gave the Lightning a streak of nine consecutive postseason games with a power-play goal. That’s a franchise record. More important, the power play is a threat practically every time the Lightning gets the man advantage.
3 That the Lightning was even in Game 4 was a credit to goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. The Lightning was badly outplayed and outshot before the game even got to the third period, and the only reason it had a chance to win was because of Vasilevskiy.